Nothing fishy here!

Nothing fishy here!

Huge congratulations to Fishcombe Cove Café on once again achieving a 5 star hygiene rating on their recent unannounced hygiene and safety inspection.

Chloe Pavely said “Not gonna lie, these inspections give me nightmares. Despite ensuring your business is always safe and clean, having someone randomly arrive (especially when it’s really busy) to come and inspect your premises along with how you and your staff work – is rather daunting.

“However, we smashed it! 5 star hygiene rating with the only advisory being a little bit of wear and tear on the bottom of the fridge. Phew.”

Star rating for Brixham toilet saved by people power

Star rating for Brixham toilet saved by people power

A Brixham toilet that was saved from closure by people power has been given a coveted loo award.

The public toilet at Fishcombe Cove was threatened with closure last summer as Torbay Council ran out of funds to keep it going.

But the public rallied round and backed a campaign by the next-door Fishcombe Cove Cafe to keep it open.

And now it has been given the accolade of a British Toilet Association Three-Star Toilet Award.

Chloe and Emilia Pavely, who run the cafe, held fundraising events over the summer and raised thousands of pounds to put towards cleaning products and the other costs of keeping the toilets open, clean and safe to use.

“It’s such a lovely feeling when hard work gets recognised,” they said on social media.

“And it’s not just us at the cafe doing the hard work, it’s people in our community who have volunteered their time to help clean them daily, put fresh flowers in, restock the loo rolls etc.

“Big shout out to you guys because we would have been truly stuck without your help.

“Who’d have thought we would have award winning toilets here at Fishcombe Cove?”

Original story by Guy Henderson on InYourArea